Parachilna Ruins (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 18 August 2016

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This is on fourth day of the Flinders Ranges workshop ..

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It started off a normal morning as we got up and wandered round near Merna Mora Station.

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Then the incident at the US base at Pine Gap coloured the morning somewhat.

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After that, everything was different.

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Of, course, you won’t read about these things in the newspapers.

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Some areas were more affected than others.

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You’d think they’d know better than to play around with their nuclear weapons.

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So we stopped by a pub but it seemed to be closed.

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We couldn’t find any bar staff no matter how hard we looked.

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Curious taste in interior decorations, though.

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Still no bar staff to be found.

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Looking from one window to another.

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We are not far from the red heart of Australia.

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You’d think there might at least have been a skeleton staff.

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Though clearly the insects were getting out of hand.

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So we visited nearby Nilpena Station and perused the range of modern agricultural machinery in their showroom.

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Architecture, Australia, Flinders Ranges, Infrared, Landscape, Merna Mora Station, Nature, Nilpena Station, Parachilna, Photography, Ruins, South Australia, Travel .

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Architecture, Australia, Flinders Ranges, Infrared, Landscape, Merna Mora Station, Nature, Nilpena Station, Parachilna, Photography, Ruins, South Australia, Travel .

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Architecture, Australia, Flinders Ranges, Infrared, Landscape, Merna Mora Station, Nature, Nilpena Station, Parachilna, Photography, Ruins, South Australia, Travel .

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In a place like this, it is important to take note of the local landmarks, just in case you become lost.

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